Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30.
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Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30. Litwin & Smith has a long history of success guiding businesses through the filing process. Please contact us today for a free 10-minute consultation.

USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

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USCIS announced on July 30, 2018, that it has returned all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the computer-generated random selection process.
USCIS previously announced on May 15, that it had completed data entry of all selected cap-subject petitions.
If you submitted an H-1B cap-subject petition that was delivered to USCIS between April 2 and April 6, 2018, and you have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by August 13, you may contact USCIS for assistance.
If Litwin & Smith submitted an H-1B cap-subject petition that was delivered to USCIS between April 2 and April 6, 2018, and you have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by August 13, please contact us for follow-up and assistance.
The H1B is the most often employer sponsored U.S. employment authorization and we are very successful in preparing and obtaining H1B nonimmigrant visas for employers and subsequent immigrant visas and green cards for their employees. We prepare hundreds of such petitions each year. We offer excellent service at a competitive price. Of course, price isn’t everything. Timeliness, responsiveness, professionalism, and expertise are all part of providing an employer quality guidance and representation. We are known for our availability, responsiveness, timeliness, and professionalism, as well as our considerable expertise.
H1B Cap
If the employer is sponsoring a person who has not previously been sponsored for H1B. The employer should know the H1B category is subject to a annual numerical limit of 65,000 visas. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of individuals with U.S. master’s degrees or higher are exempt from this count. April 1 of each year is the first day H1B petitions may be filed to the USCIS for employment to begin October 1. The H1B cap was reached this year the first week of H1B filing; April 2, this year.
H1B Change of Employer
The good news for an employer sponsoring a person with I-94 H1B validity the H-1B sponsored employee may begin work with a new employer upon USCIS receipt of the new employer’s H-1B petition. A person previously sponsored for H1B, but not within prior H1B I-94 validity requires the new employer’s H1B petition to be approved before the employee may begin employment in H1B status.
We at Litwin & Smith represent employers in most of the various industries represented around the Bay Area, across the U.S., and around the globe. We are a prestigious immigration law firm representing large and small business clients. Our firm is a nationally recognized premiere immigration firm. We have been very successful in preparing and obtaining H1B nonimmigrant visas for employers and subsequent immigrant visas and green cards for their employees on H1B. We prepare hundreds of such petitions each year. Please contact or call for assistance. We look forward to assisting you.

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